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Museums open for the season!
Explore our exhibits at the Litchfield History Museum and learn more about students at the Tapping Reeve House & Law School.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

BBQ Bash Fundraiser
Please join us on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for a fundraiser benefitting the Society's education mission. Enjoy live music, BBQ buffett, and specialty cocktails. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.

Lecture on S. Dillon Ripley with Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Join the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy and the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. for a free book talk and reception with Roger D. Stone, author of the newly-released biography of S. Dillon Ripley, The Lives of Dillon Ripley. Learn more here.

On view through November 26, 2017
Visit our newest exhibit, Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy. Learn more about the exhibit opening and the Litchfield Female Academy here. Come back to see our exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Click here for more information.

Museums Free to All!
In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we were pleased to once again offer free admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School in 2017. Participate in our shared history! Free admission generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors

Litchfield at 300!
Learn more here about how the Historical Society is preparing for the town's 300th Anniversary in 2019 and how you can be involved! Special thank-you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CT State Library for their support.

Tapping Reeve House Landscape Project
The Historical Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found in Litchfield from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Learn more about the project click here.

Electoral College Lecture
In case you missed the Electoral College lecture on Sunday, February 19 presented with the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County we have a video recording of the event. View the video here.

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Museums Closed for Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017

Ornament Making at the 2017 Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting
November 26, 2017
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm

Last Day to View Museums!
November 26, 2017
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Museum Galleries Closed for Season
November 27, 2017
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Note to Researchers
December 5, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

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